The Ladies of the Summit House Condominium on Marco Island returned for another museum tour, this time at the Collier County Museum. Their docent Naomi Goren told them of the travels and travails of Ponce de Leon and they were proud to join in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida.
Along with viewing the exhibits, the docent shared many stories of Native Indian Cultures, exploration, conquest, early settlers and their lifestyles. It proved to be an exciting adventure, especially with the five acre outdoor exhibits of an Indian Village, a pioneer fort, early cottages and the restored boat to Keewaydin. What a treat.
Speaking of treats, one the 17 ladies along for the excursion, encouraged everyone to have a picnic on the grounds. The setting was delightful, set under a lush canopy of trees. The staff could not have been more delightful.
This is the second museum tour for the Summit House Condominium ladies. Earlier in the year, they visited the Marco Island Historical Museum where docent Betsy Perdichizzi lead them through the museum and then around the island to historic locations.
These ladies are proving that with a little encouragement and a group of good friends, history really can be fun.